'The Age of Ming' – Tue 23 June, BBC Radio 4, 11am

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

If you have the chance, you can listen live to BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Age of Ming’ tomorrow, Tuesday, at 11 am. If you don’t have the chance, there’s always Listen Again. Here’s the BBC online article: Sir Menzies Campbell (…)

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Congratulations Speaker Bercow

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

Final result announced 8.30 pm: John Bercow: 322 Sir George Young: 271 Read Speaker Bercow’s manifesto HERE. Enjoy reading this? Please like and share:

Speaker election round 2 – and it's still Bercow or Young

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

2nd round ballot result announced 7.00 pm: John Bercow 221 Sir George Young 174 Margaret Beckett 70 Sir Alan Haselhurst 57 Sir Alan Beith 46 Ann Widdecombe 30 – ELIMINATED With Beckett, Haslehurst and Beith having all seen their votes (…)

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Speaker election – it's Bercow or Young

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

1st round ballot result announced 5.10 pm: John Bercow 179 Sir George Young 112 Margaret Beckett 74 Sir Alan Haselhurst 66 Sir Alan Beith 55 Ann Widdecombe 44 Parmjit Dhanda 26 – ELIMINATED Richard Shepherd 15 – ELIMINATED Sir Patrick (…)

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Who are you supporting in the race for Commons Speaker?

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

It’s a month since we opened our LDV poll asking readers who you would vote for to be the next House of Common Speaker. Reader, we failed you. Of the list of 11 possible contenders we provided, your top two (…)

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NEW POLL: should BNP members be banned from teaching?

by Stephen Tall on June 22, 2009

Today’s Guardian reports that Labour’s schools secretary Ed Balls is seriously considering a possible ban on British National Party members working as teachers in schools: A source close to the schools secretary, Ed Balls, said there had been several meetings (…)

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